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Waistcoat, Waistcoat with Embroidery and Sequins, ca. 1795

This is a Waistcoat. It is dated ca. 1795 and we acquired it in 1903. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk, sequins, wire coils, paste jewels and its technique is embroidered using satin, stem and knot stitches and appliqué on satin weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Garb for a Gent.

This object was donated by Georgiana L. McClellan.

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Waistcoat, Waistcoat with Embroidery and Sequins, ca. 1795; France; silk, metal-wrapped silk, sequins, wire coils, paste jewels; 1903-15-2

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18136481/ |title=Waistcoat, Waistcoat with Embroidery and Sequins, ca. 1795 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 March 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>